Day 17 & 18: A Stop in San Francisco

I love San Francisco. That is, except when the tourists swarm in August.

We stopped at the Presidio and spent some time with Yoda at the Lucasfilm offices there. I cannot even imagine what it is like to work in such beautiful surroundings...

Chuck, Bana-wan and Yoda

Yoda holds court...

After our meeting with the old master, we meandered our way to the Palace of the Arts. Have you seen this? I was unaware that it was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo that was held in San Francisco. It has a rocky history, but is restored and is a major attraction visitors.

lots of tourists...everywhere!

classics: sourdough bread, fish tacos & fish & chips

Further exploration of San Francisco included stopping for some sourdough bread, eating at one of the incredible seafood restaurants along the wharf district and shopping in touristy shops. There was quite a few street performers hoping for a couple bucks for their efforts, including a gentleman hiding behind a bush and jumping out at people to scare them. Unfortunately, he picked me out of the crowd to frighten, to the amusement of onlookers. Needless to say, this wasn't my favorite part of San Fran and it pretty much dampened my spirits for the rest of our walkabout. *frown*

I did enjoy our drive through downtown San Francisco, from the safety of our vehicle...

Onward and upward!